Safety

We consider safety to be of paramount importance. Our safety standards are based on procedures devised by the Royal Yachting Association and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). These have been developed over many years as a result of a combined, vast experience of teaching on yachts and the operation of vessels on both a commercial and leisure basis.

Our Skippers have recent and extensive experience in the application of these safety procedures and in the instruction of others in their use. Instructors are used to completely novice crews as well as the more experienced.

Safety briefings and familiarisations for crews are conducted prior to the use of a yacht and associated equipment. All safety equipment is provided on yachts supplied by us and its condition is checked regularly.

An appropriate first aid certificate is held by all our Commercial Skippers and ‘crew’.

On Management Development Programmes, a risk assessment is carried out as appropriate, on tasks within a program and for each course as a whole. A report is available for inspection following the design of a particular course.

In all aspects of the service we provide, the vessels, crew and ‘environment’ are checked and assessed both prior and then monitored during their use, to certify as far as possible, their suitability for purpose for the duration of a course/voyage/event.

All yachts used commercially will have an appropriate, current license issued by the MCA or appropriate international authority, indicating their suitability for the particular purpose for which they are being used.